Danville, KY plays host to one and only vice presidential debate

DANVILLE, Kentucky -- The vice presidential candidates take the stage on Thursday night, October 11th -- and the big event is playing out in the small town of Danville, Kentucky. Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan hope to pick up momentum in the campaign for the White House when they meet on the debate stage Thursday night.

Flowers and flags have been planted near Centre College in advance of the 2012 vice presidential debate. Paul Ryan will face Joe Biden in a war of words.

"It's like a small Mayberry. Just a beautiful little town to showcase this debate. We are very excited to have the debate here," Danville resident Connie Seay said.

Rob Zerban from Kenosha is running against Ryan in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District.

"I'm hopeful that Joe Biden will call him out on his extreme positions. He tries to portray himself as being fiscally conservative, but he's not fiscally responsible at all. If he had been he wouldn't have voted for two unfunded wards and the irresponsible Bush tax cuts. He wouldn't have voted for the largest expansion of Medicare -- which was a big gift to Big Pharma," Zerban said.

"I want to dispel the myth, because I hear it all the time -- that the cause of our deficit is the Bush tax cut and the wars. Out of the $5.4 trillion that this President will increase the debt by, $1.2 trillion is the entire Bush tax cuts and the wars," Senator Ron Johnson said.

Sen. Johnson says Ryan should focus on his budget.

"We are at a fiscal crisis in this nation and we have a President putting forth budget proposals that are so unserious not a member of his own party is willing to vote for it," Sen. Johnson said.

The 90-minute debate gets underway at 8:00 p.m. Thursday.

FOX6 will carry the vice-presidential debate LIVE on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. — and the debate will also stream live via FOX6Now.com.

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